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MSI 12th gen HX Series Laptops: Ahead of the curve, at the pinnacle of gaming and creation excellence

The Titan is back! MSI is bringing never-before seen desktop-class performance on the move with the new MSI HX Series lineup. This new lineup brings with it several exciting prospects, including the reintroduction of the Titan GT77, a workstation-focused CreatorPro X17, 12th gen Intel Core i9 HX processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series and RTX A5500 Laptop GPUs, and more, combined with MSI's innovations such as OverBoost and Cooler Boost. Now, users can finally shun their desktops without having to worry about performance penalties. (Sponsored article)

Introduction

What makes a true flagship laptop? Is it the internals alone? The chassis design? A class-leading display? Great haptics? Or, is it a combination of all these?

MSI's 2022 laptop launches across business, creative, and gaming verticals embody the company's vision of cutting-edge innovation and design that create extraordinary experiences. This year, we have seen MSI offer innovative solutions for gamers and business users with laptops featuring the latest Intel 12th gen Alder Lake processors. But there's one more category left.

Enthusiast gamers and content creators on the move expect nothing less than a complete desktop replacement. However, designs in the past have resulted in bulky and hefty devices that are just "laptops" in name. MSI wants to change that paradigm in 2022 with the 12th gen Intel HX series lineup.

MSI 12th gen HX laptops

The 12th gen HX series of MSI laptops offers users the best possible premium combination of killer aesthetics and unhindered performance never before seen in a mobile solution. Now, gamers and creators can extract every last bit of performance from their systems to fuel their tasks while still experiencing great cooling, excellent connectivity, and long-lasting batteries.

Luxurious aesthetics

Even with desktop-class enthusiast solutions, form is as equally important as function. Few understand design as it relates to functionality like MSI does, and we see that being incorporated into the HX lineup as well. These laptops are quite slim for the hardware onboard, feature laser-carved logos and branding, and they come with pleasing RGB lighting effects that are infinitely customizable. All these together lend a sophisticated design that not only looks and feels premium but also complements the performance perfectly.

Extreme performance

Performance is at the heart of the new HX Series lineup. The MSI HX lineup is designed to unshackle you from the desktop no matter the workload. This is made possible via Intel's latest 12th gen HX Series 16-core processors with 8 P-Cores and 8 E-Cores and 24 threads that offer up to 150 W of turbo power for a 200% performance uplift.

MSI's own exclusive innovations such as OverBoost help maximize CPU and GPU output to 250 W in 17.3-inch form factors for sustained performance. MSI's Cooler Boost Titan in the Titan GT77 and CreatorPro X17 that is comprised of four fans, seven heatpipes, six exhausts, and 2.25x the airflow, ensures that this high level of sustained performance does not throttle irrespective of whether you are in a competitive frag fest, working with large datasets, or rendering images for the next big YouTube sensation.

Innovative technology

MSI's innovations are not limited to just extracting the maximum performance alone. The new HX Series features VR control with voice commands. These laptops are fully metaverse-ready thanks to Animaze that allows creating your own avatars for online interaction in popular apps such as Zoom, Discord, YouTube, Twitch, and Teams. More information about MSI Animaze and download links can be found here.

Also, the MSI Raider GE67 HX is the first laptop to sport an OLED QHD 240 Hz panel for fast, immersive gaming experiences.

This year's MSI HX Series includes the new Titan GT77, Raider GE67 HX and Raider GE77 HX, Vector GP66 HX and Vector GP76 HX, and the CreatorPro X17 mobile workstation.

Buyers who purchase a qualifying MSI HX Series gaming laptop between June 15 and September 30 also stand to get a US$100 wallet code that can be redeemed for purchases on Steam.

Check out MSI's 12th gen HX gaming laptops here

MSI Titan GT77: Stealing the show at Computex 2022 with Red-dot Design and Gold Choice awards

The very mention of the word "Titan" evokes a sense of awe and respect, and MSI's Titan range of laptops has exemplified those sensations over the years. Now, MSI is reintroducing the Titan GT77 powered by the latest hardware and with class-leading design.

This year's MSI Titan GT77 sheds the preconceived notion that powerful gaming laptops have to be bulky and cumbersome to carry around. The new Titan GT77 has an unprecedented thickness of just 23 mm. MSI has left no stone unturned in ensuring a suave design that is also extremely functional and can fully complement the powerful hardware. 

The MSI logo is now RGB-lit and there's also a projective Mystic Light bar, which you can fully customize using the built-in SteelSeries Engine application. The Titan GT77 uses a Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile mechanical keyboard that brings best-in-class typing and gaming experience to a laptop form factor. The trackpad is also now enlarged by 60% compared to the last GT series laptop to allow for unhindered smooth and precise gliding.

With the new Intel 12th gen Core i9 HX processors, the Titan GT77 is a true desktop replacement in every sense of the word. Featuring up to 16 cores, the new Core i9 HX CPU supports 150 W maximum turbo power (MTP), allowing you to unleash your deadliest force on the enemy. The 12th gen Intel Core i9 HX processor allows retaining your dominance on the battlefield, unmindful of processor bottlenecks.

Aiding the 12th gen Intel Core i9 HX is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU based on the Ampere architecture that can work at a staggering 175 W TGP. You can configure the RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU to function in both discrete and MSHybrid modes and even adjust GPU core and VRAM frequencies directly via MSI Center. 

However, having powerful components alone is not sufficient. MSI's OverBoost technology ensures that you always get a combined 250 W output from both the CPU and the GPU no matter the workload.

Ensuring throttle-less, consistent high performance requires absolutely the best cooling available. MSI Cooler Boost Titan with four fans and seven heatpipes together with phase-change thermal pads for the CPU and the GPU ensures that both these components always offer peak performance.

The MSI Titan GT77 also offers four memory slots that allow installing up to 128 GB DDR5 RAM along with four PCIe slots, of which one is PCIe Gen 5-capable, for up to 8 TB storage. A large 99.99 Whr battery lets you work and game on the move.

Check out the MSI Titan GT77 here

MSI Raider GE HX Series: Battle and Meta-ready with new aesthetics and desktop-grade performance

The MSI Raider GE HX series, which includes the Raider GE67 HX and the Raider GE77 HX, now features a new design aesthetic and desktop-class internals. The Raider GE HX Series sports a laser-carved MSI and Dragon logo, a new Titanium Dark Gray color, and a new design for the bottom panel.

The Raider GE67 HX is the first laptop to offer a 240 Hz QHD OLED panel. This display features a blistering-fast 0.2 ms response time, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and a super-high 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Raider GE67 HX's display offers a whole new viewing immersion with excellent blacks and vivid colors and is also DisplayHDR True Black 600-certified.

The Raider GE HX Series features the latest Intel 12th gen Core i9 HX series processors for desktop-class computing and gaming on the move. The laptop is also equipped with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU that supports both discrete and MSHybrid modes along with overclocking support.

MSI OverBoost technology in the Raider GE77 HX ensures that both the CPU and GPU are able to work at their full potential by enabling up to 250 W of combined power (220 W in the Raider GE67 HX).

The MSI Raider GE HX Series supports two memory slots that can take up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM. The laptops also come equipped with a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with per-key RGB lighting.

Check out the MSI Raider GE67 HX here

Check out the MSI Raider GE77 HX here

MSI Vector GP HX Series: Maximize your winning potential

The Vector GP HX Series comes with the Vector GP66 HX and the Vector GP76 HX in a new eye-catching and functional design. This year's Vector GP HX Series sports a black color scheme with a laser-carved Dragon logo and a distinct identification for the Series on the back panel. The Vector GP HX Series brings all the goodness of the latest Intel 12th gen Alder Lake HX processors and Nvidia RTX 30 Series Ti graphics for maximum performance in all scenarios, be it gaming, engineering, or scientific computing.

The Vector GP HX Series offers a choice between QHD 240 Hz and 4K 120 Hz panels for the ultimate, fast-paced viewing immersion while gaming. Ensuring that frames keep pumping without hiccups are MSI's Cooler Boost 5 and OverBoost technologies that ensure that the system is able to consistently deliver 250 W of power from both the CPU and GPU at all times in the Vector GP76 HX (220 W for Vector GP66 HX). Intel Wi-Fi 6E is your assurance of fast, stable connectivity that works with the new 802.11ax standard. Software features via MSI Center such as Ambient Silent AI and Smart Auto work in the background to optimize system performance and adjust fan speed based on the task at hand.

Check out the MSI Vector GP66 HX here

Check out the MSI Vector GP76 HX here

MSI CreatorPro X17: A Titan for Pro users

Traditionally, carrying a workstation laptop seemed akin to lugging around a hefty briefcase. These devices were also constrained by various factors that limited their ability to offer full performance for industry applications on the move. This is not the case anymore.

The MSI CreatorPro X17 is designed with extreme workstation users in mind. MSI believes that form should complement function, and the CreatorPro X17 is designed to be just that. The CreatorPro X17 sports a suave aerodynamic body-like design and is just 23 mm thick, which is commendable given the desktop-grade hardware inside. The CreatorPro X17 accords great importance to data security and thus offers both fingerprint and IR biometric logins.

The MSI CreatorPro X17 enables you to work without worrying about the processing power required for demanding ISV apps on the move. The combination of the latest Intel 12th gen Core i9 HX processors and Nvidia RTX A5500 Laptop GPU with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM allows you to tackle complex, compute-intensive workloads such as VR, aerospace engineering, architecture, CAE, simulation, and 3D rendering with aplomb.

Aiding the CreatorPro X17's unbridled performance is MSI's Cooler Boost Titan with four fans and seven heatpipes that create more than twice the airflow for excellent cooling. The MSI CreatorPro X17 is certified by over 90% of the ISVs, including Autodesk, Adobe, Siemens, Dassault, etc., so you can be rest assured that complex projects will run optimally on the hardware.

Users can now view the exact color calibration report for each CreatorPro X17 via MSI True Color that offers pre-calibrated sRGB, AdobeRGB, DCI-P3, and Display P3 results. The CreatorPro X17 gives workstation users the ultimate large canvas to let their creativity flow by offering an expansive I/O that allows up to three additional screens. A large 99.9 Whr battery ensures productivity all-day long.

Check out the MSI CreatorPro X17 here

Conclusion

It has always been MSI's endeavor to redefine and push the performance envelope of mobile computing. With the launch of laptops powered by Intel 12th gen HX Series CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, MSI continues to deliver on this mission. This year, we get to see quite a handful of MSI 12th gen HX Series laptops that cater to unhindered work and play on the move.

The much-vaunted Titan makes a grand comeback this year with the MSI Titan GT77. Powered by the 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900HX processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, and a combined 250 W output thanks to MSI OverBoost, the Titan GT77 sets the benchmark that other gaming laptops can only aspire to. 

Battle-hardened and meta-ready with new aesthetics is the MSI Raider GE HX Series. The Raider GE67 HX is the world's first laptop to feature a 240 Hz QHD OLED panel that comes with the promise of lightning-fast response times and vivid, immersive pictures. 

Featuring many of the Titan's features, including 250 W of combined CPU and GPU power, the Vector GP HX Series is perfect for both work and play. The new design and identification make the Vector GP HX Series a definite head-turner wherever you take it.

MSI has recognized current gaps in the workstation laptop space and has designed the CreatorPro X17 that addresses them and more. "Compute-intensive" is a no-brainer for the CreatorPro X17 thanks to 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900HX CPU and RTX A5500 graphics. What's more? The CreatorPro X17 is also certified to work to full potential with the most popular ISVs, so you can focus more on creating than worrying about performance.

Computing needs are becoming more demanding by the day and new work and play paradigms are only contributing to the overall complexity of the mobile situation. With extreme performance and connectivity now coming to mobile, MSI has a range of enthusiast laptops that enable performing desktop-class gaming and creation workflows on the move.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam (Update: 2022-06-23)